ASKING TOUGH QUESTIONS
We motivate our conscious mind by analyzing the big picture about where we're going and how to get there. It allows us to analyze the small steps and turn them into specific actions.
The unconscious mind needs to be reminded of the 'feeling'. Why is it that we seek to make change? What is the real reason? There is a great thought experiment to find what motivates the unconscious mind called the 5 Whys. It involves asking yourself your motivations 5 times in a row, each time delving a bit deeper into the unconscious.
1. Why do you want to work out?
To lose weight
2. Why do you want to lose weight?
To feel better
3. Why do you want to feel better?
So I can be more confident
4. Why do you want to be more confident?
Because I hate the feeling that people are staring at me
5. Why do you hate the feeling of being stared at?
Because my parents used to stare at me and tell me I was fat growing up and I always hated them for it.
Whoa. Things can get pretty serious if you're really digging deep for honest answers, but it will give you a much better understanding of your true motivations. Asking these tough questions is the only way to address our true motivations, and can provide that essential breakthrough for a dramatic transformation.